September 9, 2015

Embroidered Shawl

This is one of my favorite embroideries, happy, busy, and floral. The stitch work is closer to crewel, like my grandmother used to do, raised with dimension. The fabric is heavy with a nice drape. A true woolen--itchy. It is a simple weave. The background is a creamy white, like a sheep. The width is narrow which makes it easy to wrap around my head. I bought this in southern India. I still love it. Its all about the color palette here and the flowers are actually very simple. When I fed the photo into the Color Finder app, below is what came back. I was surprised there was no cream, it only read grey and more grey.